Visit to Madaba

Our pilgrimage

Jesus Baptismal place on the Jordan River.

Jesus Baptismal place on the Jordan River.

On Saturday morning August 31 we took a taxi at 9:00 o’clock to Madaba. In Madaba we went to the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Frst we went into the Center where we could read all the information about Madaba. Madaba is sometimes called the “City of Mosaics”.

In the church we saw the “Mosaic Map” Showing Jerusalem and many holy places. The mosaic had two million pieces. Then we drove to Mount Nebo. At Mount.Nebo God showed Moses the promised Land. Deut 34.

1 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the LORD showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan.

We saw the Cross showing a brass serpent. Pope John Paul came to visit Mount.Nebo.

We then drove down, down, down to the Jordan where tradition says Jesus was Baptized. At the Jordan we could see the people on the other side in Israel. It was very narrow. I put my hand in the Jordan river.
We then drove home.

Victoria and Sr. Trudy